oa Boleswa Occasional Papers in Theology and Religion - Setswana oral narratives (mainane) in a changing Botswana

Volume 2006, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1818-3816



Historically mainane (Setswana tales) like many other narratives worldwide have been used to serve various functions. However, due to the encroachment of modernity, this genre seems to have undergone profound changes. The aim of this paper is to examine the content and manner of presentation of mainane in the current situation. It further suggests ways in which mainane can be adapted into contemporary Botswana and continue to serve their primary functions.

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